NY State Parks with Camping 

by Barbara R. Abercrombie
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NY State Parks with Camping have camping options for almost every season. Most of them are free to camp at, although some have fees. Here are some tips to help you find a state park where you can enjoy the outdoors without breaking the bank.

New York State Parks offer lots of things to do. But what about when you want to get away from it all?

Many state parks are free to camp at, and some even allow pets. In addition to camping, there are many activities to do at these parks, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, bicycling, and more.

Do you love to camp? Or do you like to relax and recharge? In either case, you should visit a New York State Park. There are hundreds of beautiful campsites available to rent. But here’s the catch, you have to pay for the campsite.

This list of free New York State parks will blow your mind. They are all located in upstate New York, which means they are much more affordable than the national parks in the South.

But don’t take my word for it; check it out yourself. These parks are perfect for camping, hiking, fishing, or enjoying nature.

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We love camping. Nothing is better than spending a weekend in the woods with your family. But we’ve found that many people don’t know where to go.

That’s where I come in. In this post, I’ll show you where you can go and what to do.

Before leaving for your trip, check out the New York State Park with Camping page. It has everything you need to know about visiting the parks.

Volunteers make this site to help you plan your trip. If you have any questions or concerns about New York State Parks with Camping, please get in touch with the park directly.


My last stop on the road was Buffalo State Park. As you might expect, the park is in western New York State. It has over 100 campsites and a campground.

The campground is open from mid-May through early September. The best months to visit are July and August.

You can reserve sites online for free. This means that you don’t need to worry about finding a place.

You can also buy a camping pass for $30/night. This allows you to access the park at any time you wish. You’ll still need to pay for food and gas, but you can stay as long as you’d like.



The Adirondack Park is one of the largest state parks in the United States. It has over 400 campsites and covers more than 1,600 square miles.

Adirondack Park is located in New York. It was named after the Adirondacks, a mountain range in Northern New York.

Adirondack Park is home to several lakes and mountains. There are many hiking trails, camping sites, and beautiful views to be enjoyed.

There are many campsites available in the Adirondack Park. Most are primitive, meaning they are unelectrified and do not have bathrooms.

Most campers enjoy fishing, hiking, or exploring the natural surroundings. They also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and bird watching.

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Adirondack State Park has two campgrounds. The first is called Adirondack State Park Campground. It is located near Lake George. It has a capacity of 500 campsites. The second is called Old Forge Campground. It is located in North Creek and has a total of 200 camps.

There are also several other campgrounds located around the state park. These include campgrounds in Long Lake, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake Champlain, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, and many others.

The Adirondack State Park Campground is open year-round. However, it is closed during November. The campground is open from April 1st through October 31st.

The Adirondack State Park Campground is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day during the summer months. It is available from Thanksgiving Day to April 15th during the winter months.


Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q: Are there campsites in New York State?

A: Yes! There are camping facilities in all 62 counties of New York State. For more information on camping facilities in New York State, visit http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/camping/camping_facilities.htm

Q: Where do I find campsites in New York State?

A: You can find campsites all over New York State. Visit http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/camping/camping_facilities.htm for more information on camps in New York State.

Q: How do I choose a campsite?

A: Choose a campsite based on what you want to do. You may choose a campsite based on water access, accessibility, or even if it is a quiet campsite.

Q: How much do campsites cost?

A: Camping facilities are priced by season (summer, winter, spring, etc.), the number of persons in your group, and the type of campsite you choose. Fees start at $6-$10 per night. See the camping section for details.

Q: Can I bring my own food and camp stove?

A: Yes! There are many places throughout New York State where you can cook your food. You may also bring your stove and cooking gear if you wish. Cooking equipment, however, should not be a permanent fixture, and you must bring your pots and pans.

Q: Do I need a tent?

A: A tent is not necessary, but you can purchase a tent at most campsites. You may also use an existing tent if you have one at home.

Q: What size is the smallest tent I can rent?

A: Small tents usually range from 20′ x 40′ to 30′ x 40′. Some campsites will have medium-sized tents ranging from 30′ x 60′ to 40′ x 100′. Large tents are often reserved for large groups. If you want to rent a large tent, please contact the campsite you wish to book.

Q: Do I need a vehicle?

A: No! Many campsites will allow you to walk to your campsite. However, we recommend not walking alone, as it is dangerous. You may need to rent a vehicle if you plan to camp in the middle of nowhere. You may drive to your campsite, but we suggest that you park in town and take public transportation to the camp.

Q: How far from town can I camp?

A: Most campsites allow you to stay within one mile of town, but it is advisable to stay within two miles of town. This helps you avoid traffic, and it helps other campers get to their campsites.

Q: Is camping allowed in New York State?

A: Yes! Although New York State does not have “State Parks” as most other states do, many state-owned areas are available to campers throughout the year. Visit http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/camping/camping_facilities.htm for more information on camping facilities in New York State.

Myths About Camping

1. You must stay in one place long to get sick.

2. If you go on a trip to a warm place, you will get cold easily.

3. You must stay out of the sun and drink plenty of water to avoid getting sick.

4. It is best to take medications before going on a trip.

5. There are many good medicines for treating colds.

6. You must eat lots of fruits and vegetables to be healthy.

7. Eating garlic will protect you from colds and flu.

8. Cold sores result from a virus that enters your mouth.

9. Cold sores can be treated with over-the-counter drugs.

10. Cold sores cannot be prevented.

11. You can catch a cold by touching someone with a cold.

12. The cold sore virus is spread through your nose or mouth.

13. A herpes virus causes cold sores.

14. The chickenpox virus causes cold sores.

15. The varicella-zoster virus causes cold sores.

16. A herpes-like virus causes cold sores.

17. The Epstein-Barr Virus causes cold sores.

18. The Herpes Simplex virus causes cold sores.

19. Cytomegalovirus causes cold sores.

20. The human papillomavirus causes cold sores.


My name is Ben. I’m a New York native living in San Diego, California. I love exploring the outdoors and sharing stories on my blog.

As you can see, I’ve been camping for a while now. Most recently, I’ve been planning my next camping trip. I’ll spend a weekend at a state park in New York with camping sites available.

Here’s the gist of my plan:

I’ll stay at a state park in the Catskill Mountains for three nights.

The first night, I’ll go hiking.

On the second day, I’ll swim to a lake nearby.

On the last day, I’ll spend relaxing and enjoying the area.

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